Search Results: "Irene O'Garden"


BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE IRENE by William Steig
Kirkus Star
illustrated by William Steig
Released: Oct. 22, 1986

"A thoroughly satisfying picture book from this producer of both Newbery and Caldecott Honor books."
Irene Bobbin, dressmaker's daughter, tucks her ill mother comfortably in bed and sets out through a storm to deliver a ball gown to the duchess; despite an interfering wind and heavy snow, she makes it. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1993

"First of a series."
Back in 1955, O'Connor, a dogged reporter for the Las Piernas News Express, took up the case of Handless Hannah, an unidentified corpse he wrote about every year on the anniversary of her death. Read full book review >

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DEAR IRENE, by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"All Burke has done is take one of the hoariest clichÇs in the business—the letter-writing serial killer—and make it as fresh and chilling as a winter sunrise."
Somebody calling himself Thanatos, the lord of death, is writing letters to Las Piernas News Express reporter Irene Kelly (Sweet Dreams, Irene, p. 19, etc.), whom he calls Cassandra, obliquely prophesying a series of murders—and then making good on every prophecy. Read full book review >

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IRENE AT LARGE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Though the details about romance and ladies' garb are as arch as ever, the hindsighted period cameos and tangential intrigues are mercifully kept in abeyance as Holmes and Irene do their most charming (if, in Holmes's case, unwitting) work together."
With this third helping of corseted whimsy resurrecting Sherlock Holmes's old antagonist Irene Adler, Douglas (Good Night, Mr. Holmes; Good Morning, Irene) finally seems to be getting the hang of weaving a new mystery together with strands of Holmesiana that include the background of Col. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"Too much of a good thing in Irene's fourth case (Dear Irene, 1995, etc.)—a big, ambitious novel that sinks under the weight of its evil cargo. (Author tour)"
Old masters of the classic mystery knew how an enigmatic central character can focus tension and raise the stakes. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, IRENE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"Arch and self-infatuated, but charming (as Nell might say) withal."
More adventures for Sherlock Holmes's nemesis Irene Norton, nÇe Adler: reported dead in the European press, she's living in Paris when a sailor is dragged from the Seine with an ornate S tattooed on his chest—the mate not only to a similar O-shaped tattoo Irene found on a man Bram Stoker pulled from the Thames seven years earlier, but to a third tattoo, an E, engraved on the breast of Louise Montpensier, an heiress Irene discovers in a hotel particulier shortly before she disappears from Paris. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Now there's a gruesome scenario."
A second high-profile case for Las Piernas reporter Irene Kelly (Goodnight, Irene, 1993) begins when Jacob Henderson, a teenager whose father is running for D.A., asks her to pre-empt the story that Henderson's opponent, Monty Montgomery, will be spreading about Jacob's membership in a witches' coven. Read full book review >

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The Memoirs of Irene Adler by San Cassimally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2014

"Arthur Conan Doyle's world gets progressively twisted in a slightly tangled story."
Edinburgh-based Cassimally (The Case Book of Irene Adler, 2013) brings back the unconventional female who famously impressed Sherlock Holmes for the second installment of a series. Read full book review >

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THE CASE BOOK OF IRENE ADLER by San Cassimally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2014

"Compelling if at times convoluted 'herstory' of Holmes' famous woman."
The sharp-witted actress who earned Sherlock Holmes' admiration offers her own recollections in this first installment of a Conan Doyle-inspired series. Read full book review >

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IRENE AND THE BIG, FINE NICKEL by Irene Smalls-Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"The lengthy text is appropriate as a readaloud or for young readers. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
``Harlem [in the 50's] was a place where nobody locked the door, and you never questioned being black because there were a million people who looked just like you.'' Smalls-Hector's story, presumably based on reminiscence, follows Irene through one happy, event-filled Saturday: washing her face in the kitchen bathtub; going past the ``toilet room'' to a neighbor's apartment, where her twin best friends are among the 13 children and there's always delicious food to share; squabbling and then making up with another girl—''Charlene's people came from...down south, and they were church people''—(the traded insults are wonderfully mild); fearlessly playing in the park; finding a nickel and spending it on a bun big enough to share four ways. Read full book review >